Forevher

 
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Shura
Forevher

[ Secretly Canadian / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 16 August 2019

Written primarily about Shura's relationship with her girlfriend and their long-distance conception, forevher covers everything from the initial pull of desire to recognizing the moment when the connection develops into something scarily meaningful: it's a classic NYC-to-London love-story, but one told through the totally modern filter of dating apps, unanswered texts, and Skype chats.

On her 2016 debut, Nothing's Real, the half-Russian singer, songwriter and producer became an accidental ambassador for the lonesome and rejected. Its themes of anxiety, unrequited romance and the outsider were articulated in fantastical bedroom-pop, which earned Shura an impassioned global fanbase. Unsurprisingly, if you'd have told her just a few years ago that she'd make a follow-up exploring "all that love is" few would have been as surprised as herself. And whilst how to live - and love - as a queer woman has always been integral to Shura, it's remarkable to hear the timeless stories of forevher twisted into new sonic fabric: this time around, the inspiration of Joni Mitchell, The Internet, Prince and Minnie Riperton formed the basis of a record that (despite its universal theme) still in many ways runs counter to the dominant cultural narratives.

Tracks:

1. that's me, just a sweet melody
2. side effects
3. religion (u can lay your hands on me)
4. the stage
5. BKLYNLDN
6. tommy
7. princess leia
8. flyin'
9. forever
10. control
11. skyline, be mine

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